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in reverse. the chronology begins with the arrival of all four sets of michelle obama's grandparents. and so it goes back in time. tell us why you organize the book in that way. posted in marketing decision in terms of what the reader might take us the most compelling aspect of this narrative before moving back to slavery? >> you know, when i started thinking about the structure of the book, it occurred to me that actually part of what i do this we are looking for a white ancestry hidden in her family tree. ms welcomed the story of so many generations of people who emerged from slavery. and i thought to myself, we actually know where this story and, with michelle obama, you know, the first african-american first lady in the white house. but the question is where it began. it's a little unorthodox. i don't know when i started doing it how well it would work, but i thought i would roll back. i also thought that because there is so much silence over the generations come and i kind of peeling back the layers in hearing the little bits and pieces people knew and what they didn't know, that that w
, and i said well you should come and when you come, bring michelle obama with you. so we left it, you know, that it might happen, but he also told me the young man who arranged the call could get to him. if i had a message for him or a issue or whatever i could contact that young man. i didn't keep that number though. i don't do stuff like that. [applause] >> well, [inaudible] since the president kindly offered his book, i think we should kindly offer him your book. [cheering and applause] a signed copy. right? we're going to take some questions before we finish up. and you'll get your chance to get your copies and she is going to be signing those. i know, that folks have written questions down. daisy is going to bring us some questions we're going to be able to ask you. so that you can have a conversation with the questions from the audience. it's so emotional for me. my father was in the movement. my family was in the movement and this is a beauty the and the power the way living history crosses borders, breaks down boundaries, and that the truth, when it comes to this history is a
encounter led to headlines in the british tabloids when barack and michele obama visited buckingham palace with a first time in march 2009. at a reception for heads of state attending did g20 summit the queen and circulated informally through the crowd of high-powered gas. as michele and the queen were talking, they turned toward one of her ladies in waiting to show their difference in height. the queen is about 5-foot three or five ft. four. michele, as you know, nearly 6 feet. the first lady put her arm around the queen and responded by lightly in circling machel's waste. the palace videographer told me that they were totally spontaneous gestures. the tabloid it made a fuss about what they called an unthinkable protocol violation by the american first lady. in fact, the queen was completely relaxed about what heard top advisers called for a display of affection and appreciation. elizabeth's day at the kentucky derby was arranged by one of her closest american friends, will ferris, a former ambassador to britain and a fellow in thoroughbred breeder. during her fifth private holiday on his
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